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hoorenz
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posted 06-11-2012 06:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Luc spotted these images and asked me to post them here. The logo probably reads TG-1/SZ-9 mission.

As for the crew members, we do not know of course if this is the prime or back up crew.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-12-2012 07:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As seen on Spacefacts.de, SpacePatches.nl (FB) and elsewhere...

lucspace
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posted 06-12-2012 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is the patch engineers will be wearing.

Since Shenzhou 7, the engineers' patch and the one the crew wears are not the same.

pargoo
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posted 06-12-2012 11:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pargoo   Click Here to Email pargoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the stylized '9' and the ribbon-like element. Look forwards to hi-res version.

MSS
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posted 06-14-2012 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The engineers patch can be seen at this movie from CCTV!

lucspace
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posted 06-15-2012 03:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good photos of the patch below. It seems to be a woven patch, not embroidered.

Can anyone elaborate on the significance of the two dragons?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-15-2012 06:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lucspace:
Can anyone elaborate on the significance of the two dragons?
Only a guess, but if you look at the mouths of the two dragons, they resemble the two docking configurations, one with an open mouth and the other with a protruding tongue (?), mimicking the male and female connections.

Marwin2
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posted 06-15-2012 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marwin2   Click Here to Email Marwin2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patch resembles the National Emblem of the People's Republic of China.

hoorenz
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posted 06-15-2012 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Uploaded another one here. It looks embroidered to me!

Apollo 8
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posted 06-16-2012 05:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patch with the dragons looks great, very "Chinese"! Is there any chance for us people in the western world to buy the original patch anywhere (and I don't mean Malaysian copies on eBay)?

lucspace
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posted 06-17-2012 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Highly unlikely. The Chinese manned space authority is nothing like NASA, there are no PR materials and the patches are primarily made to cater for technicians and officials.

SPACEFACTS
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posted 09-21-2012 07:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SPACEFACTS   Click Here to Email SPACEFACTS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our friend Jorge Cartes created the artwork of the Shenzhou IX patch.

hoorenz
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posted 09-21-2012 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To be clear: the original was created by an unknown, Chinese artist. Jorge RE-created it, based on the best known sources so far. He recently also made better versions of some older Soyuz and Mir patches, which replaced earlier versions on Joachim's website. Note that Jorge added his initials JCR, so that future generations will be able to distinguish between the originals and Jorge's drawings.

KAPTEC
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posted 09-21-2012 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Joachim, thank you Erik.

I do not want to be considered as the "creator" of these patches. I'm only gifting you my best REPRODUCTIONS of them, clarifying from the beginning ("JCR") that I'm NOT who made them. I'm only a guy who tries to draw something very difficult or impossible to find.

pargoo
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posted 09-21-2012 10:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pargoo   Click Here to Email pargoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lovely work as always, Jorges!

hoorenz
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posted 09-24-2012 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have posted two new images of this patch on our Flickr photostream. One is a photo taken under an angle, which I tried to flatten as much as possible; the other is a scan of the same patch with not too high resolution.

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